The Deepwater Horizon Disaster and the Future of Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico


Publish Date:
November 29, 2010
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Three Stanford faculty members will discuss the Deepwater Horizon Disaster on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the William R. Hewlett Teaching Center, 370 Serra Mall, Stanford campus. The event, “The Deepwater Horizon Disaster and the Future of Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico,” is free and open to the public.

Meg Caldwell, senior lecturer in law and executive director of the Center for Ocean Solutions, will focus her talk on the important ecological attributes of the Gulf of Mexico, environmental impacts of the disaster and recommendations for regulatory reform.

Also speaking will be Stanford geophysics professor Mark Zoback, a member of the committee formed at the request of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to investigate the disaster.

Zoback and Caldwell will be joined by Roland Horne, a professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering, for a panel discussion. Following the discussion, they’ll welcome questions from the audience.

A video of a Nov. 16 public lecture by Horne on the technical causes of the Deepwater Horizon accident is available online.

For more information see the article in Stanford Report or call 650.725.4395.